By a very generous stroke of luck, I had the house all to myself today. As I sat on the couch watching television, I listened to this guy share that one of the reasons he loved his wife was because the way she viewed the world was unlike anything he’d ever seen or experienced. He described how his wife simply loved people, saw the best in everyone and always wanted to help whoever and wherever she could. He stated that he often wished he could see the world from her eyes. The wife explained that she was a glass half full type person and made a conscience effort to be positive because she enjoys seeing people be their best selves.
Their conversation reminded me of the many conversations I have with my love. He and the kids often tell me how different I am and that most people don’t think or view the world the way I do. Whenever we have family discussions, I am usually the odd woman out. I’ve always known that my way of thinking, speaking and being is rather different from what is considered the norm in my culture but there is just something in me that wants the best for every person I meet. I feel that no matter the situation, there is a win-win solution for everyone involved. Although it can be a tough job most days, I often feel it is my purpose to love others, to find and make peace, to simply be kind. I don’t seek attention or acknowledgement, I simply hope that by loving or being kind to someone, they will in turn love or be kind to someone else.
Today is Christmas and I spent the day basking in the quiet of an empty house. My love and the kids are visiting their family. I spent time with my family yesterday. So today was about relaxing and counting my many blessings. Earlier this afternoon I decided to open some of the cards I received from coworkers and I came across one that made me pause. You never know how showing kindness or sharing a positive word will impact someone. There is more than enough negativity and tragedy happening in this world, I don’t need to add to it. I will be sharing this card with my kids when they get back so that they will know that it is very true that what you put out you will get back.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…:)